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“Monteverde Reserve”

Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
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$30.00*
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Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

Go when they open. We had a car, so just drove up and paid the extra $17/person for a guide and went in a group of 6. Carlos, our guide, was great. We hiked for another 3 hours after the guided tour. Went up to the continental divide. After leaving the trails that the guides use we didn't see anyone.

1  Thank snorkelerNan
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

I love this place, been there 8 to 10 times. Saw 2 quetzals this trip.

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

This reserve has excellent trails leading through over 4,000 hectares. We had the thrill of seeing a Quetzal, a colorful bird that so many hope to experience. We hiked to the summit of the Reserve, overlooking both the Pacific and the Caribbean from the Continental Divide! We also enjoyed the humming bird pavilion where we saw many magnificent hummers!

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Saw resplendent quetzals, so was well pleased.Both the hummingbirds and the excellent spinach muffin!
Felt the guide cut our trip short (possibly due to some in the group having difficulty keeping up altho' he wasn't quick. And to boot, we also started 45 minutes late due to the late arrival of other group members.
There were several walking groups and we seemed to be all taking the same route, despite their being other less travelled paths. So disappointing. Like most rainforests you don't actually see a lot of wildlife.

Thank ElwynRM
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

Had a wonderful time. This is what I most wanted to see in Costa Rica and it didn't disappoint. Trails are easily manageable, even for someone with a bad knee and some time. Our guide Alex was very helpful. We saw many birds including the male and female quetzal. For a peaceful and beautiful nature experience, this is a great choice.

1  Thank Angela M
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